Dear Oldtimer´s Friends!

The time passed so quickly that the 2nd year of Silver Veteran Rallye 2006 is suddenly knocking on our door. Therefore the Board of the competition together with the Oldtimer Club Banska Stiavnica, the Association of Historical Vehicles of Slovakia and the general sponsor the company PPA Controll begin to give more attention for the preparation of the rallye, which it should fulfil the demanding criteria of F.I.V.A.

Step by step it is clarifying the routes of the rallye, where the estimated distance will be app 1000 km, starting to run from the most east corner of Slovakia to the town Banska Stiavnica. Ambitious it won´t be only the distance of the separate stages, but also unknown parts of the country in East Slovakia. Preparing direct on place of the main routes, self the organisers were fascinated with the beauties of the nature of this part of Slovakia, with its cultural heritage, magnificent hospitality and the kindness of the people, living there as we sometimes say „behind the corner“.

To emphasise our efforts for to recognise something very new, we decided to visit the town of Uzhhorod in Ukraine. Our oldtimers will be exhibited there on the main square and surely they will be a great attraction there.

During the whole week of the competition we put more accent on the sport character of the rallye, the race crews will go through many competitions, exact measurings and sophisticated driving. But in spite of that we visit various attractions as small wooden churches, museum of Andy Warhol, smithery in Medzev, historical forest railway in Cierny Balog, the noble castle in Anton etc. At the end of the race we will held as always the fine Concours d´Elegance, direct in the historic centre of the old town in Banska Stiavnica with many visitors and fans of the oldtimers.

The goal of the organisers is to create for race crews and the visitors of the rallye the relaxing spirit from the duties of everydayness life and to have the chance for friendship...

Looking forward to meet you soon,

Ing. Filip Ondrish
Director of the competition